Volume 81 no. 2 features new writing from Mia Leonin, William Trowbridge, Dennis Kennedy, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Margo Berdeshevsky.


Jane Smiley discusses her 2014 book, Some Luck, the first in a trilogy that follows an Iowa farm family for more than a century.


New Letters Weekend Writing Conference 2015 Keynote Speaker: Katherine Karlin. For more information about the conference, click here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Maryfrances Wagner & Jacqueline Holland

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chuck Palahniuk

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, May 29, 2015

Catherine Browder & Catherine Anderson

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, June 5, 2015


New Letters Weekend Writing Conference, Writing for Love, Money & Immortality: Event begins Friday, June 26, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.


New Letters Hosts Poet Laureate of Northern Ireland, Sinead Morrissey

Morrissey, author of 5 poetry collections and the recipient of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, will read from her work May 6, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Details here. 


Nikki Giovanni CD Collection

Special Pricing: This two CD collection features programs from 198819941998, and 2015 with poet Nikki Giovanni. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced and are available through our archives.